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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 56
Thursday, March 9, 2023, 3:32 p.m. to 5:29 p.m.
Ken McDonald, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Natacha Kramski, Analyst
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
• Jennifer Buie, Acting Director General, Fisheries Resource Management
• Mike Hammill, Scientist Emeritus, Quebec Region
• Atef Mansour, Regional Director, Science, Newfoundland and Labrador Region
• Andrew Thomson, Regional Director, Science, Pacific Region
• Bernard Vigneault, Director General, Ecosystem Science Directorate
As an individual
• Murdoch McAllister, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
Fisheries Council of Canada
• Paul Lansbergen, President
Reconseal Inuksiuti
• Ruben Komangapik, Co-Chief Executive Officer
• Yoanis Menge, Co-Chief Executive Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, the committee commenced its study of the ecosystem impacts and the management of pinniped populations.

Bernard Vigneault made a statement and, with Mike Hammill, Jennifer Buie and Andrew Thomson, answered questions.

At 4:28 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:34 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Murdoch McAllister, Paul Lansbergen, Ruben Komangapik and Yoanis Menge made statements and answered questions.


Dave Epp moved, — That, given the factual inaccuracy provided by Mr. Richard Goodyear, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister, in his testimony to the committee on December 2, 2022, and raised in correspondence to the committee dated December 14, 2022, from Mr. Gregory McClinchey, Policy and Legislative Affairs Director of the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission, and considering the harm done to Canada's relationship with the United States through Canada’s continued lack of fiscal accountability towards the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and the numerous bi-lateral initiatives that would be jeopardized by the termination of the Great Lakes Fisheries Convention, the committee report to the House on this inaccuracy and recall Mr. Goodyear to the committee to rectify his testimony.

Debate arose thereon.

At 5:23 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:25 p.m., the sitting resumed.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

At 5:29 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Christine Sing
Clerk of the committee